Piano Lessons for Kids
The studio has a new name "Magic Sounds Piano Studio", but it has been around for many years.
It offers piano lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students, children and adults.
The students actively participate in the life of the community, they play at retirements centers, Northgate Mall,downtown Durham, participate in annual Duke Festival.
Mila Karamushka is the piano instructor at "Magic Sounds Piano Studio." She has been giving piano
lessons for children and adults over 20 years.
She was born and raised in Ukraine. She got her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at the College of Music in Kharkov, Ukraine;and Master's degree in Theory of Music and Piano Performance at Kharkov State Conservatoire. She taught the piano at the School of Music, Lyceum of Arts and at her private studio.
While teaching in the Lyceum of Arts she participated in compiling a program for the piano department which was focused on the development of creative skills for young pianists. Sight reading, playing by ear, transposing, improvising are essential elements of her piano lessons for children and adults along with learning repertoire of different styles and periods.
After moving to the USA she continued her career as a performer and a teacher. She worked as an accompanist at Abilene Christian University, TX; and participated in recitals and served as a church musician.
After moving to North Carolina she worked as an accompanist for the North Carolina Boys Choir and traveled with them in the states of Virginia, Maryland and New York.
In 2012 Mila finished her Master's degree in Organ Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. Besides her private studio she holds a position of Music Director at New Sharon United Methodist Church in Hillsborough, NC.
Mila Karamushka is a member of the National Music Teachers Association, Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association and Durham Music Teaches Association, where she serves as the 1st Vice President and Program Chair.She is also a member of the American Guild of Organists, American Choir Directors Association and Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts.
Piano lessons for Adults
Piano Lessons for Beginners and Advanced Students
-I believe every person is able to experience the joy of music
-Learning to play piano is a lifetime process of fun and self-discipline
-Determination and seriousness are important components of your success
-With the right approach piano study will
influence your life in very positive way
-Self-confidence, ability to meet new challenges and creativity in problems solving are just a few benefits of studing music
-Music has a great theraputic and healing effect on our body and spirit